The acclaimed TV series Laochra Gael will feature Donegal winning captain Anthony Molloy this Thursday 9 March at 9.30pm on TG4.
The series features eight Laochra with genuine star quality and reveals deeper, fresh and sometimes unexpected insights into the lives of these icons.
While their sporting careers continue to provide the backdrop to the story, the series travels well beyond the four white lines. Gripping personal story lines will compel viewers to travel towards territory unique to the GAA television landscape.
Growing up in a remote region, football was always at the centre of Anthony’s life.
But after serious injury and a lack of success with the county, he emigrated to America in the 80s. When his mother fell ill, he returned home. The football enticed him back, and he fought through the pain to bring Sam Maguire to Donegal for the first time ever in 1992.
Between the celebrations and retirement however, he developed a drink problem, and so he embarked on a battle that continues to this day.
Director: Cormac Morel
Participants: Anthony Molloy; Frank Craig; Michael Murphy; Brian McGilligan; Martin Gavigan; Catherine Uí Chinnéide.
Along with Anthony Molloy – this new season’s batch of GAA legends also includes Joe Canning who became the most famous player in the country, and learned harsh lessons about the scrutiny that comes with that fame. Aidan O’Mahony who was faced the greatest challenge of his life- to rediscover his purpose and his love of the game. Anne Dalton who sought salvation in her final ever game having lost three All Ireland Finals in a row. Tom Parsons who overcame rejection, painful defeats and horrific injury to become an icon for the people of Mayo. Áine Wall One of the greatest ever footballers, who revolutionised Ladies Football. Liam Sheedy who saved Tipperary hurling and brought an end to Kilkenny’s historic reign. And the season finale of Noel O’Leary, the hard man who overcame unthinkable tragedy and won the All Ireland with Cork in 2010.
The series is produced by NemetonTV, the independent production company from An Rinn in the Waterford Gaeltacht which has produced much of TG4’s acclaimed sports coverage.
Receive quality journalism wherever you are, on any device. Keep up to date from the comfort of your own home with a digital subscription.
Any time | Any place | Anywhere